Thursday, 31 January 2013

Deal with it...


Say it with flowers...


Gabby Giffords Statement At Gun VIolence Hearing

Death by cunnilingus

Black Uhuru With Sly & Robbie - Dubbin' It Live

Ad Break: Hyundai Flaming Lips Super Bowl Ad

(Thanx Stan!)

PUNK (Tina Weymouth in 1976)


Björk Guðmundsdóttir as a child


Wednesday, 30 January 2013

White Freightliner (Townes Van Zandt Tribute)

From 2000. In order of taking lead , Peter Rowan, Steve Earle, Rodney Crowell, Lyle Lovett, Nanci Griffith, Emmylou Harris. Also there Willie Nelson, John Van Zandt, Jack Clement and Guy Clark

Tuesday, 29 January 2013

♪♫ Renegade Soundwave - Biting My Nails

Nervous? Moi?

How cigarette smuggling fuels Africa's Islamist violence

Zeph Farmby

'The Tube' Berlin Special

NSFW♪♫ The Knife - Full of Fire

Directed by Marit Östberg
Marit Östberg is a filmmaker and visual artist, based in Stockholm and Berlin. Her works are often focused on images of queer bodies and sexualities. She sees her work in a wider context of feminist fights and histories and her visual world has been described as uncompromising. Uncompromisingly current. Uncompromisingly sexy. Uncompromisingly political.
“The film ‘Full of Fire’ started to grow as an embryo in the song´s lines ‘Who looks after my story’. Who takes care of our stories when the big history, written by straight rich white men, erase the complexity of human´s lives, desires and conditions? The film ‘Full of Fire’ consists of a network of fates, fears, cravings, longings, losses, and promises. Fates that at first sight seem isolated from each other, but if we pay attention, we can see that everything essentially moves into each other. Our lives are intertwined and our eyes on each other, our sounds and smells, mean something. Our actions create reality, we create each other. We are never faceless, not even in the most grey anonymous streets of the city. We will never stop being responsible, being extensions, of one another. We will never stop longing for each other, and for something else.”
- Marit Östberg

Monday, 28 January 2013

Biosphere: Secret Thirteen Mix 054

1. Pyrolator – Minimal Tape 1/8 [Ata Tak, 1979]
2. Dome – The Red Tent I [Dome Records, 1980]
3. Throbbing Gristle – Beachy Head [Industrial Records, 1979]
4. B.E.F. – The Old At Rest [Virgin, 1981]
5. Chris And Cosey – Moving Still [Rough Trade, 1981]
6. Colin Newman – Fish Four [4AD, 1981]
7. The Human League – Toyota City [Virgin, 1980]
8. Orchestral Manoeuvres In The Dark – Progress/Once When I Was Six [Dindisc, 1980]
9. Throbbing Gristle – Distant Dreams (Part Two) [Industrial Records, 1980]
10. Thomas Leer & Robert Rental – Six A.M. [Industrial Records, 1979]
11. Throbbing Gristle – Walkabout [Industrial Records, 1979]
12. Thomas Leer & Robert Rental – The Hard Way In & The Easy Way Out [Industrial Records, 1979]
13. Yellow Magic Orchestra – Castalia [Alfa Records, 1979]
14. Thomas Leer & Robert Rental – Perpetual [Industrial Records, 1979]
15. Ryuichi Sakamoto – Thatness And Thereness [Alfa Records, Inc, 1980]
16. Bill Nelson – The Shadow Garden [Cocteau Records, 1981]


A Step-By-Step Guide to Building a Tiny Fucking Ship Inside a Tiny Fucking Bottle

My Bloody Valentine: New song (and new album this week?)

Set list via
Video via 
My Bloody Valentine album “might be out in two or three days.”

Beer Babies

(Thanx Stan!)

Gregory Isaacs - Live At Brixton Academy (1984)

01. Intro/Top Ten + Number One
02. Out Deh + Tune In
03. Top Ten
04. Private Secretary
05. My Only Lover + All I Have Is Love + Love Is Overdue
06. Cool Down The Pace
07. Mr. Brown + Storm
08. Slave Master
09. Soon Forward
10. Sunday Morning
11. Night Nurse
12. Front Door
13. Border

Stephen Cummings In Concert (Rock Arena 1986)

Indigenous Resistance - Jungle Bases (Adrian Sherwood Dub Mix/Rafu/Atuadub edit)

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IR website for more info..This Adrian Sherwood dub mix is a b side of an orange 7 inch vinyl IR3 released about 10 years features Dr Das, Sanjay Tailor,members of the West Papua Liberation Movement and the Krikati people of Brasil.

The Best Shots Fired in the Oxford Comma Wars

Naomi Klein's Thought Bubble: Ethical Oil?

Yann Tiersen & Friends - Black Session [Full]

0:00 - Sur le fil 

2:30 - Geronimo [Neil Hannon - Sung by Neil Hannon]
4:29 - Life on Mars [David Bowie - Sung by Neil Hannon]
7:45 - La Rupture - [Sung by Claire Pichet]

10:33 - Monochrome - [Sung by Dominique A] 

14:02 - Les Bras de mer [Dominique A - Sung by Dominique A]
17:31 - Roma amor [The Married Monk - Sung by Christian Quermalet] 

21:47 - Tout est calme [Sung by Yann Tiersen]
25:19 - À ton étoile [Bertrand Cantat/Noir Désir - Sung by Bertrand Cantat]
29:08 - Les Forges [Dominique A - Sung by Françoiz Breut] 

33:09 - La Noyée 

35:40 - Ginette [Christian Olivier/Les Têtes Raides - Sung by Christian Olivier]
40:10 - La Terrasse [sung by Yann Tiersen]
43:39 - Bon voyage" [Mathieu Boogaerts - Sung by Mathieu Boogaerts]
45:52 - Rue des Cascades [Yann Tiersen/Claire Pichet] 

51:26 - Le Quartier

All songs written and composed by Yann Tiersen except where noted.
 Full concert of Yann Tiersen and his friends called Black Sessions, All right reserver @ Radio Frances, Paris.
Thanks to Kaggsy for the hint!!

Sunday, 27 January 2013

Paris DJs Soundsystem presents The Silvertones 1965-1979

Paris DJs is celebrating the imminent release of The Silvertones' new album 'Keep On Rolling', with a 27mn mix of their hits and past recordings, from the Ska years in the 60s (with Duke Reid at Treasure Isle), to the Roots Reggae tunes from the 70s (with Lee Perry at Black Art, or Coxsone Dodd at Studio One). After albums for rubadub deejay The Lone Ranger, or sweet and soulful reggae singer Carlton Livingston, French multi-instrumentalist/sound engineer Grant Phabao keeps on bringing back legends of Jamaican music into the spotlight, so stay connected for this upcoming 15th release on the Paris DJs label! Meanwhile, enjoy this half hour history class of classic Jamaican vibes, extracted from old vinyl 45s, mixed and mastered for your optimized audio pleasure.

Tracklisting :
01. The Silvertones with Lynn Tait and The Boys - It's Real
(from 'Storm Warning' 7 inch, 1966 / Treasure Isle/Doctor Bird) produced by Duke Reid
02. The Silvertones - Rejoice Jah Jah Children
(from 'Rejoice Jah Jah Children' 7 inch, 1976 / Black Ark) produced by Lee Perry
03. Duke Reid and The Silvertones - True Confession
(from 'True Confession' 7 inch, 1965 / Treasure Isle) produced by Duke Reid
04. Muskyteers - Kiddyo
(from 'Kiddy-O' 7 inch, 1969 / Upsetter) produced by Lee Perry
05. The Silvertones - What a Situation
(from 'What A Situation' 7 inch, 1977 / Trojan) produced by Jerry Maytals
06. Muskyteers - Endlessly
(from 'Kiddy-O' 7 inch, 1969 / Upsetter) produced by Lee Perry
07. The Silvertones with Tommy McCook - In The Midnight Hour
(from 'In The Midnight Hour' 7 inch, 1968 / Treasure Isle) produced by Duke Reid
08. The Silvertones - Smile
(from 'Smile' 7 inch, 1979 / Studio One) produced by Coxsone S. Dodd
09. The Silvertones - Financial Crisis
(from 'Financial Crisis' 7 inch, 1974 / Orchid) produced by Lee Perry
10. The Silvertones - He Don't Love You
(from 'He Don't Love You' 7 inch, 1968 / Upset) produced by Lee Perry
Total time : 27mn 05s

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William S. Burroughs by Robert Sammelin


Art Ensemble Of Chicago - Funky Aeco2/Odwalla (1981)

(Thanx Robin!)

What Nate Silver Gets Wrong

Bad Lip Reading Beyoncé

Stephen King risks wrath of NRA by releasing pro-gun control essay

Stephen King has entranced millions with tales of dread but his latest volume will read like a horror only to the National Rifle Association and other gun-rights advocates. The best-selling author made an unexpected charge into the national debate on gun violence on Friday with a passionate, angry essay pleading for reform.
King, who owns three handguns, aimed the expletive-peppered polemic at fellow gun-owners, calling on them to support a ban on automatic and semi-automatic weapons in the wake of the December shooting at Sandy Hook elementary school which left 20 children and six adults dead.
"Autos and semi-autos are weapons of mass destruction. When lunatics want to make war on the unarmed and unprepared, these are the weapons they use," King wrote.
He said blanket opposition to gun control was less about defending the second amendment of the US constitution than "a stubborn desire to hold onto what they have, and to hell with the collateral damage". He added: "If that's the case, let me suggest that 'fuck you, Jack, I'm okay' is not a tenable position, morally speaking."
King finished the 25-page essay, Guns, last Friday and wanted it published as soon as possible, given the Obama administration's looming battle with the National Rifle Association and its allies. It was published on Friday on Amazon's online Kindle store, price 99 cents.
The novelist, who has sold more than 350 million books, last year issued a call for the rich, such as himself, to pay more tax. In his latest foray into politics, he acknowledges his liberal inclinations but stresses that he is an unapologetic gun-owner with at least half a foot in the conservative camp of the US divide.
In folksy, salty prose which blends policy prescription with dark humour, King alternately cajoles, praises and insults gun advocates in what appears to be a genuine pitch to change their minds. King kept Barack Obama out of it.
"Here's how it shakes out," the essay begins, before describing 22 ritual steps in which the US experiences a school massacre. Excoriating the media and television voyeurism, he writes: "Sixteenth, what cable news does best now begins, and will continue for the next seventy-two hours: the slow and luxurious licking of tears from the faces of the bereaved."
King recalls that the fictional schoolboy killer in his 1977 novel Rage, which was published under a pen name, Richard Bachman, resonated with several boys who subsequently rampaged at their own schools. One, Barry Loukaitis, shot dead a teacher and two students in Moses Lake, Washington in 1996, then quoted a line from the novel: "This sure beats algebra, doesn't it?"
King said he did not apologise for writing Rage – "no, sir, no ma'am" – because it told the truth about high-school alienation and spoke to troubled adolescents who "were already broken". However, he said, he ordered his publisher to withdraw the book because it had proved dangerous. He was not obliged to do so by law – it was protected by the first amendment – but it was the right thing to do. Gun advocates should do the same, he argued.
The idea that US gun rampages stem from a culture of violence was a "self-serving lie promulgated by fundamentalist religious types and America's propaganda-savvy gun-pimps", he wrote. In reality the US had a "Kardashian culture" which preferred to read and watch comedies, romances and super-heroes, rather than stories involving gun violence.
Much of the opposition to gun control stemmed from paranoia about the federal government, King argued. "These guys and gals actually believe that dictatorship will follow disarmament, with tanks in the streets of Topeka."
He assured gun owners that no one wanted to take away their hunting rifles, shotguns or pistols, as long as they held no more than 10 rounds. "If you can't kill a home invader (or your wife, up in the middle of the night to get a snack from the fridge) with ten shots, you need to go back to the local shooting range."
The mockery continued when he noted semi-automatics had only two purposes: to kill people, and to let their owners go to a shooting range, "yell yeehaw, and get all horny at the rapid fire and the burning vapor spurting from the end of the barrel".
King noted that homicides by firearm declined by 60% in Australia after strict gun controls were introduced. And that about 80 people die of gunshot wounds daily in the US.
In a line sure to affront the NRA, and delight the gun-control lobby, he added : "Plenty of gun advocates cling to their semi-automatics the way Amy Winehouse and Michael Jackson clung to the shit that was killing them."
The essay was published as a Kindle Single, a format launched in 2011 for pieces too long for magazines but too short to be books. In a statement following publication, King said every citizen needed to ponder the fact the US was awash with guns. "If this helps provoke constructive debate," he said, "I've done my job."
Rory Carroll @'The Guardian'



Saturday, 26 January 2013

Culture - Live In Africa (2000)


Invasion Day

(Thanx Dee!)

Cruel Miracles

Friday, 25 January 2013

Change The Beat – The Celluloid Records Story Sleevenotes By Vivien Goldman

Happy Robbie Burns Day XXX

The Rules of the Game: A Century of Hollywood Publicity

The Black Dog Live Live @T in The Park (2011)

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David Rat - Dancing With the Star-ving b/w Me (Free Download)


(BIG thanx David!)
An Open Letter To Skype

A Rat Pack Polaroid Moment

Häxan: Witchcraft Through the Ages (Narrated by William S. Burroughs)


Tim Wu: It’s a Mad, Mad, Mad, Mad Disney World

TNT #2 (Blue or Yellow?)

Pussy Riot members speak about life in prison

Thursday, 24 January 2013

♪♫ Karl Hyde - Cut Clouds

April 2013 will see the release of Karl Hyde’s debut solo LP, Edgeland. It features nine tracks that were recorded over a year in London with multi-instrumentalist and producer Leo Abrahams (whom Karl met whilst collaborating with Brian Eno on Pure Scenius). Edgeland is a graceful and meditative collection that explores the limitless possibilities of what late film director Anthony Minghella christened ‘esoteric Underworld’ – something that’s existed on record since Dubnobasswithmyheadman.
Edgeland is released in Japan on April 10th and across the rest of the world on April 22nd on deluxe CD/DVD, standard CD, download and 12" vinyl.  It is also available for physical pre-order in the underworldlive shop. The first 150 pre-orders from underworldlive (across all physical formats) will each receive a unique, signed and numbered photograph taken by Karl documenting the journeys through the edgelands that inspired the album. Each physical format purchase will also receive a digital version of the album in their inbox on the day of release (we of course aim to have pre-ordered physical stock with you on or very close to that date). 
You can hear the first taster from Edgeland - 'Cut Clouds' and for a limited time only download the track for free here
Karl is currently rehearsing a new band in preparation for a series of live shows from the Spring onwards, the first of which is SonarSound in Tokyo on the 7th April 2013. More to be announced soon.

Archives could last for thousands of years when stored in DNA instead of magnetic tapes and hard drives

The 150 Things the World's Smartest People Are Afraid Of

Johnny Cash and his prison reform campaign

On 26 July 1972, three grizzled-looking men dressed uneasily in suits gave evidence at a US Senate subcommittee on prison reform. Two of the men were former inmates of some of the toughest prisons in the US - the third was the country and western singer, Johnny Cash.
Cash's famous live albums recorded at Folsom Prison and San Quentin are the stuff of music legend - likely to feature on any critic's list of defining albums of the 1960s.
But it's much less well-known that these were only two of many prison concerts Cash played over the course of almost 30 years.
Fitting the gigs in around his relentless touring schedule, the "Man in Black" performed for inmates all over the US, always unpaid, and in the process, became a passionate and vocal spokesman for prisoners' rights.
"He always identified with the underdog," says Tommy Cash, Johnny's youngest brother.
"He identified with the prisoners because many of them had served their sentences and had been rehabilitated in some cases, but were still kept there the rest of their lives. He felt a great empathy with those people."
The roots of Cash's empathy lie as far back as 1953, when as a 21-year-old radio operator in the US Air Force, he saw the film Inside the Walls of Folsom Prison and was inspired to write a song.
Folsom Prison Blues, released two years later, after Cash had signed to Sun Records, turned the young singer into a star.
The song, and in particular the now-notorious line "I shot a man in Reno, just to watch him die," was sung with such raw menace that many assumed Cash knew what he was talking about.
"There's people today that you can talk to and they will believe that he actually did that," says WS "Fluke" Holland, Johnny's larger-than-life former drummer.
"Johnny Cash shot a man to watch him die. He was a mean dude," he chuckles then shakes his head. "The only time he was in prison is when we played in them..."
Continue reading
Danny Robins @'BBC' 

Johnny Cash Live At Folsom Prison (Photos)

Script Reveals the Lost Ending of The Shining

Coming soon (Bristol)

Most parents 'lie to their children'

The Other Dream Team (Trailer)

The incredible story of the 1992 Lithuanian basketball team, whose athletes struggled under Soviet rule, became symbols of Lithuania's independence movement, and - with help from the Grateful Dead - triumphed at the Barcelona Olympics.
Can't view this vid here in Australia but see if you can!

Wednesday, 23 January 2013

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Full set of Aaron Swartz Court Documents (603 pages)


How M.I.T. Ensnared Aaron Swartz

♪♫ Living Colour - Preachin' Blues (NY 21/01/13)

♪♫ Living Colour with Furious Five's Melle Mel and Wonder Mike - The Message

Living Colour and the legendary Melle Mel and Wonder Mike perform Grandmaster Flash and the Furious Five's "The Message" at soundcheck for Million Man Mosh II, a benefit for Donovan Drayton. January 21, 2013 at the Highline Ballroom, NY, NY.
Rapper's Delight

New Order, Bad Blood: Bernard Sumner Unloads on Ex-Bandmate Peter Hook

William S. Burroughs


Here’s proof listening to heavy metal’s a sign of teenage delinquency



Why I Voted For A Left-Wing Israeli Party

President of the Whole Country

Tuesday, 22 January 2013

♪♫ Tack>>Head - Funky President

Rehearsal in New York City (March 22, 2009) before a show at the Highline Ballroom

Tom Tom Club - Downtown Rockers


Richard Hell: I Dreamed I Was a Very Clean Tramp (An Autobiography)

The sharp, lyrical, and no-holds-barred autobiography of the iconoclastic writer and musician Richard Hell, charting the childhood, coming of age, and misadventures of an artist in an indelible era of rock and roll...
From an early age, Richard Hell dreamed of running away. His father died when he was seven, and at seventeen he left his mother and sister behind and headed for New York City, place of limitless possibilities. He arrived penniless with the idea of becoming a poet; ten years later he was a pivotal voice of the age of punk, starting such seminal bands as Television, the Heartbreakers, and Richard Hell and the Voidoids—whose song "Blank Generation" remains the defining anthem of the era. Hell was significantly responsible for creating CBGB as punk ground zero; his Voidoids toured notoriously with the Clash, and Malcolm McLaren would credit Hell as inspiration for the Sex Pistols. There were kinetic nights in New York's club demi-monde, descent into drug addiction, and an ever-present yearning for redemption through poetry, music, and art.
Preorder @Amazon HERE 
RICHARD'S MARCH READINGS/SIGNINGS: for I Dreamed I Was a Very Clean Tramp, include (all free):
--Mar 14: NYC Barnes & Noble, Union Sq. (hosted interview)
--Mar 15: Huntington (LI) NY Book Revue
--Mar 19: NYC Bookmarc
--Mar 21: Seattle WA Rendezvous Bar (hosted interv.)
--Mar 23: Portland OR Powell's Books
--Mar 25: San Francisco CA City Lights
--Mar 27: Los Angeles CA Skylight Books...
For more details, see HarperCollins page. We expect there'll be added a reading in Minneapolis ca. March 30, and one in Chicago for early May.
(Thanx Dray!) 


(Thanx Dee!)

Monday, 21 January 2013